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J & R Tacos

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437 Main st, Merced, CA (Canal)
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Description: Service out of this world and extraordinary food.
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The place for AL Pastor!!

I love this great little restaurant with nice decor. It's the only place outside of Mexico City and Acapulco that I very found authentic AL Pastor. I've tried a couple other items which were also good but the AL Pastor is so delish I can't pass it up. The have beer and wine also and nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2014
Takemeanywhere
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Merced, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
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Merced, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love this great little restaurant with nice decor. It's the only place outside of Mexico City and Acapulco that I very found authentic AL Pastor. I've tried a couple other items which were also good but the AL Pastor is so delish I can't pass it up. The have beer and wine also and nice sidewalk seating. Oscar is... More 

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Merced, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My husband had the carne asada burrito-it was huge and he said it was pretty good; I had the chicken enchiladas and they were dry, no flavor to the chicken; and the tortillas were not "grilled" or softened, just like right out of the bag.....dunno. The beans and rice were okay, nothing to write home about. Enjoyed eating outside except... More 

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Merced, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Great food with lots of vegetarian amd vegan options. Also lots of great traditional Mexican food and beers. Service was excellent.

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Chowchilla, California
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for great Mexican food this is it! Love the variety on the menu and the friendly customer service. It's tough to find a seat inside during peak hours but outside dining is always a good option.

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Fresno, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Country-style tacos in the heart of the city? How cool is that? Great, now I have a taco craving again. Yesssss!

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Whitwick, UK
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25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The whole J&R Tacos dining experience is superb. Great décor and layout, fantastic staff, excellent menu, fine food and drink, brilliant value. Visit them, I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

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Merced, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

very yummy and inventive Mexican food, Healthy choices. Music some nights. Only critique-in mid winter the tomatoes there sometimes taste flat

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Calgary
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I went to this taqueria on my last night in Merced. It is a nice little place and the food was very good. I had enchilada with black beans and a beer. With tip was $13. Cheap and good.

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Merced
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Friendly help, good food, indoor and outdoor seating, and good prices. The proprietor is always in supporting the community and the arts. I think he knows everyone in Merced!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We decided on trying J & R's based on reviews here and we were happy that we did. The food was delicious. Everything made from fresh ingredients. The service was great, too. We took note of the cranberry pound cake and other desserts, but were too full to try them! The selection of Mexican-made soft drinks was an unexpected surprise... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 437 Main st, Merced, CA
    (Canal)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Service out of this world and extraordinary food.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?